FRAZIER LIFESCIENCES ACQUISITION CORPORATION

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FRAZIER LIFESCIENCES ACQUISITION : 10-K/A - Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations.

05/24/2021 | 04:05pm EDT

References to the "company," "Frazier Lifesciences Acquisition Corporation" "our," "us" or "we" refer to Frazier Lifesciences Acquisition Corporation. The following discussion and analysis of the company's financial condition and results of operations should be read in conjunction with the financial statements and the notes thereto contained elsewhere in this Annual Report on Form 10-K. Certain information contained in the discussion and analysis set forth below includes forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties.

In this Amendment No. 1 ("Amendment No. 1") to the Annual Report on Form 10-K of Frazier Lifesciences Acquisition Corporation (the "Company"), we are restating our audited financial statements as of December 31, 2020, and for the period from October 7, 2020 (inception) to December 31, 2020.

On April 12, 2021, the staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC Staff") issued a public statement entitled "Staff Statement on Accounting and Reporting Considerations for Warrants issued by Special Purpose Acquisition Companies ("SPACs")" (the "SEC Staff Statement"). In the SEC Staff Statement, the SEC Staff expressed its view that certain terms and conditions common to SPAC warrants may require the warrants to be classified as liabilities on the SPAC's balance sheet as opposed to equity. Since issuance on December 11, 2020, our warrants were accounted for as equity within our balance sheet, and after discussion and evaluation, including with our independent registered public accounting firm and our audit committee, and taking into consideration the SEC Staff Statement, we have concluded that our warrants should be presented as liabilities with subsequent fair value remeasurement.

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As a result of the foregoing, on May 5, 2021, the Audit Committee of the Company, in consultation with its management, concluded that its previously issued Financial Statements for the period beginning with the period from October 7, 2020 (inception) through December 31, 2020 (collectively, the "Affected Periods") should be restated because of a misapplication in the guidance around accounting for our outstanding warrants to purchase Class A ordinary shares (the "Warrants") and should no longer be relied upon.

Historically, the Warrants were reflected as a component of equity as opposed to liabilities on the balance sheet and the statement of operations did not include the subsequent non-cash changes in estimated fair value of the Warrants, based on our application of Financial Accounting Standards Board ("FASB") Accounting Standards Codification ("ASC") Topic 815-40, Derivatives and Hedging, Contracts in Entity's Own Equity ("ASC 815-40). The views expressed in the SEC Staff Statement were not consistent with the Company's historical interpretation of the specific provisions within its warrant agreements and the Company's application of ASC 815-40 to the warrant agreements. We reassessed our accounting for Warrants issued on December 11, 2020, in light of the SEC Staff's published views. Based on this reassessment, we determined that the Warrants should be classified as liabilities measured at fair value upon issuance, with subsequent changes in fair value reported in our Statement of Operations each reporting period.

Our accounting for the Warrants as components of equity instead of as derivative liabilities did not have any effect on our previously reported revenue, operating expenses, operating income, cash flows or cash.

In connection with the restatement, our management reassessed the effectiveness of our disclosure controls and procedures for the periods affected by the restatement. As a result of that reassessment, we determined that our disclosure controls and procedures for such periods were not effective with respect to the classification of the Company's warrants as components of equity instead of as derivative liabilities. For more information, see Item 9A included in this Annual Report on Form 10-K.

The financial information that has been previously filed or otherwise reported for these periods is superseded by the information in this Amendment No. 1, and the financial statements and related financial information contained in such previously filed reports should no longer be relied upon.

The restatement is more fully described in Note 2 of the notes to the financial statements included herein.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

All statements other than statements of historical fact included in this Annual Report on Form 10-K including, without limitation, statements regarding our financial position, business strategy and the plans and objectives of management for future operations, are forward looking statements. When used in this Annual Report on Form 10-K, words such as "may," "should," "could," "would," "expect," "plan," "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "continue," or the negative of such terms or other similar expressions, as they relate to us or our management, identify forward looking statements. Factors that might cause or contribute to such a discrepancy include, but are not limited to, those described in our other SEC filings. Such forward looking statements are based on the beliefs of management, as well as assumptions made by, and information currently available to, our management. No assurance can be given that results in any forward-looking statement will be achieved and actual results could be affected by one or more factors, which could cause them to differ materially. The cautionary statements made in this Annual Report on Form 10-K should be read as being applicable to all forward-looking statements whenever they appear in this Annual Report. For these statements, we claim the protection of the safe harbor for forward-looking statements contained in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act. Actual results could differ materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements as a result of certain factors detailed in our filings with the SEC. All subsequent written or oral forward-looking statements attributable to us or persons acting on our behalf are qualified in their entirety by this paragraph.

Overview

We are a blank check company incorporated on October 7, 2020 as a Cayman Islands exempted company for the purpose of effecting a merger, share exchange, asset acquisition, share purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses or entities, which we refer to throughout this Annual Report on Form 10-K as our initial business combination. We have generated no operating revenues to date and we do not expect that we will generate operating revenues until we consummate our initial business combination. Our Sponsor is Frazier Lifesciences Sponsor LLC, a Cayman Islands exempted limited company.

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The registration statement for our Initial Public Offering was declared effective on December 8, 2020. On December 11, 2020, we consummated the Initial Public Offering of 13,800,000 units at $10.00 per unit, generating gross proceeds of $138 million, and incurring offering costs of approximately $8.11 million, inclusive of approximately $4.83 million in deferred underwriting commissions. Each unit consists of one Class A ordinary share and one-third of one redeemable warrant. Each whole public warrant entitles the holder to purchase one Class A ordinary share at a price of $11.50 per share, subject to adjustment.

Simultaneously with the closing of the Initial Public Offering, we consummated the private placement of 501,000 private placement units at a price of $10.00 per private placement unit to the sponsor, generating gross proceeds of approximately $5.01 million. Each private placement unit is identical to the public units sold in the Initial Public Offering, subject to certain limited exceptions.

Upon the closing of the Initial Public Offering and private placement, $138 million of the net proceeds of the Initial Public Offering and certain of the proceeds of the private placement were placed in a trust account, located in the United States at J.P. Morgan Chase Bank, N.A., with Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company acting as trustee, and will only be invested in U.S. government securities, within the meaning set forth in Section 2(a)(16) of the Investment Company Act, with a maturity of 180 days or less or in any open-ended investment company that holds itself out as a money market fund selected by us meeting the conditions of paragraphs (d)(2), (d)(3) and (d)(4) of Rule 2a-7 of the Investment Company Act, as determined by us, until the earlier of: (i) the completion of a business combination and (ii) the distribution of the assets held in the trust account. Our management has broad discretion with respect to the specific application of the net proceeds of the Initial Public Offering and the private placement, although substantially all of the net proceeds are intended to be applied toward consummating a business combination.

If we are unable to complete a business combination within 24 months from the closing of the Initial Public Offering, or December 11, 2022, we will (i) cease all operations except for the purpose of winding up, (ii) as promptly as reasonably possible but not more than ten business days thereafter, redeem the public shares, at a per-share price, payable in cash, equal to the aggregate amount then on deposit in the trust account including interest earned on the funds held in the trust account and not previously released to us to pay for our income taxes (less up to $100,000 of interest to pay dissolution expenses), divided by the number of then outstanding public shares, which redemption will completely extinguish public shareholders' rights as shareholders (including the right to receive further liquidating distributions, if any), subject to applicable law, and (iii) as promptly as reasonably possible following such redemption, subject to the approval of our remaining shareholders and our board of directors, proceed to commence a voluntary liquidation and thereby a formal dissolution of our company, subject in each case to our obligations under Cayman Islands law to provide for claims of creditors and the requirements of other applicable law.

Liquidity and Capital Resources

As of December 31, 2020, we had approximately $1.4 million in cash and working capital of approximately $1.6 million.

Our liquidity needs up to December 31, 2020 had been satisfied through a contribution of $25,000 from our sponsor to cover for certain expenses on behalf of us in exchange for the issuance of the founder shares, the loan of approximately $83,000 pursuant to the note issued to our sponsor, and the proceeds from the consummation of the private placement not held in the trust account. We fully repaid the note to our sponsor on December 14, 2020. In addition, in order to finance transaction costs in connection with a business combination, our sponsor or an affiliate of our sponsor, or certain of our officers and directors may, but are not obligated to, provide us working capital loans. To date, there were no amounts outstanding under any working capital loan.

Based on the foregoing, management believes that it will have sufficient working capital and borrowing capacity to meet its needs through the earlier of the consummation of a business combination or one year from this filing. Over this time period, we will be using these funds for paying existing accounts payable, identifying and evaluating prospective initial business combination candidates, performing due diligence on prospective target businesses, paying for travel expenditures, selecting the target business to merge with or acquire, and structuring, negotiating and consummating the business combination.

Management continues to evaluate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and has concluded that the specific impact is not readily determinable as of the date of the financial statements. The financial statements do not include any adjustments that might result from the outcome of this uncertainty.

Results of Operations

All activity up to December 31, 2020 was in preparation for our formation, the Initial Public Offering and, since the closing of our Initial Public Offering, a search for business combination candidates. We will not be generating any operating revenues until the closing and completion of our business combination.

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For the period from October 7, 2020 (inception) through December 31, 2020, we had net income of approximately $41,000 which consisted of approximately $620,000 from changes in fair value of derivative warrant liabilities and approximately $1,000 of income from our investments held in the trust account partially offset by financing costs of approximately $ 451,000, approximately $121,000 in general and administrative expenses and approximately $7,000 of related party administrative fees, .

As a result of the restatement described in Note 2 of the notes to the financial statements included herein, we classify the warrants issued in connection with our Initial Public Offering and Private Placement as liabilities at their fair value and adjust the warrant instruments to fair value at each reporting period. These liabilities are subject to re-measurement at each balance sheet date until exercised, and any change in fair value is recognized in our statement of operations. For the period from October 7, 2020 (inception) through December 31, 2020, the change in fair value of warrants was a decrease of $619,710, resulting in an unrealized gain.

Offering Costs Associate with the Initial Public Offering

Offering costs consisted of legal, accounting, underwriting fees and other costs incurred through the Initial Public Offer that were directly related to the Initial Public Offering. Offering costs are allocated to the separable financial instruments issued in the Initial Public Offering based on a relative fair value basis, compared to total proceeds received. Offering costs associated with warrant liabilities are expensed as incurred, presented as non-operating expenses in the statement of operations. Offering costs associated with the Class A ordinary shares were charged to stockholders' equity upon the completion of the Initial Public Offering.

Related Party Transactions

Founder Shares

On October 7, 2020, our sponsor paid $25,000 to cover certain expenses and offering costs on our behalf in consideration of 2,875,000 Class B ordinary shares, par value $0.0001 per share. Prior to the consummation of the Initial Public Offering, our sponsor transferred 30,000 founder shares to each of our directors other than the Chairman, as adjusted by the share sub-division. On December 8, 2020, we effected a share sub-division,resulting in there being an aggregate of 3,450,000 founder shares outstanding. The founder shares will automatically convert into Class A ordinary shares at the time of our initial business combination and are subject to certain transfer restrictions. Our sponsor had agreed to forfeit up to 450,000 founder shares to the extent that the over-allotment option was not exercised in full by the underwriters. On December 10, 2020, the underwriters exercised the over-allotment option in full; thus, these founder shares were no longer subject to forfeiture.

The initial shareholders agreed, subject to limited exceptions, not to transfer, assign or sell any of their founder shares until the earlier to occur of: (A) one year after the completion of the initial business combination or (B) subsequent to the initial business combination, (x) if the last sale price of the Class A ordinary shares equals or exceeds $12.00 per share (as adjusted for share splits, share dividends, reorganizations, recapitalizations and the like) for any 20 trading days within any 30-trading day period commencing at least 150 days after the initial business combination, or (y) the date on which we complete a liquidation, merger, share exchange or other similar transaction that results in all of our shareholders having the right to exchange their ordinary shares for cash, securities or other property.

Private Placement Units

Concurrently with the closing of the Initial Public Offering, our sponsor purchased 501,000 private placement units at a price of $10.00 per private placement unit, generating proceeds of approximately $5.01 million in the private placement.

The private placement units are substantially similar to the public units, except for certain differences in the warrants included in the private placement units. Unlike the public warrants, the private warrants, if held by the sponsor or its permitted transferees, (i) may be exercised for cash or on a cashless basis, (ii) are not subject to being called for redemption (except in certain circumstances when the public warrants are called for redemption and a certain price per Class A Ordinary Share threshold is met) and (iii) are subject to certain limited exceptions including the Class A Ordinary Shares issuable upon exercise of the private placement warrants, will be subject to transfer restrictions until 30 days following the consummation of the initial business combination. If the private placement warrants are held by holders other than the sponsor or its permitted transferees, the private placement warrants will be redeemable by us in all redemption scenarios and exercisable by holders on the same basis as the public warrants. The private placement warrants have been issued pursuant to the private placement units purchase agreement and the private placement warrants are governed by the warrant agreement.

Our sponsor agreed, subject to limited exceptions, not to transfer, assign or sell any of its private placement units until 30 days after the completion of the initial business combination.

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Related Party Loans

On October 7, 2020, our sponsor agreed to loan us an aggregate of up to $300,000 to cover expenses related to the Initial Public Offering pursuant to a promissory note (the "Note"). This loan was non-interest bearing and payable on the earlier of December 31, 2021 or the completion of the Initial Public Offering. Our sponsor paid an aggregate of approximately $83,000 to cover for expenses on our behalf under the Note. On December 14, 2020, we repaid the note in full.

In addition, in order to finance transaction costs in connection with a business combination, our sponsor or an affiliate of our sponsor, or certain of our officers and directors may, but are not obligated to, loan us funds as may be required. If we complete a business combination, we would repay the working capital loans out of the proceeds of the trust account released to us. Otherwise, the working capital loans would be repaid only out of funds held outside the trust account. In the event that a business combination is not completed, we may use a portion of the proceeds held outside the trust account to repay the working capital loans but no proceeds held in the trust account would be used to repay the working capital loans. Except for the foregoing, the terms of such working capital loans, if any, have not been determined and no written agreements exist with respect to such loans. The working capital loans would either be repaid upon consummation of a business combination, without interest, or, at the lender's discretion, up to $1.5 million of such working capital loans may be convertible into units of the post business combination entity at a price of $10.00 per unit. The units would be identical to the private placement units. To date, we had no outstanding borrowings under any working capital loans under this arrangement.

Administrative Services Agreement

Commencing on the effective date of the Initial Public Offering in December 2020 through the earlier of our consummation of a business combination and our liquidation, we agreed to pay our sponsor a total of $10,000 per month for office space, utilities and secretarial and administrative support. We recognized approximately $7,000 in expenses in connection with the aforementioned arrangements with the related parties on the Statement of Operations for the period from October 7, 2020 (inception) through December 31, 2020, respectively. There was approximately $7,000 included in accrued expenses as of December 31, 2020.

Private Placement of Ordinary Shares

Our sponsor has indicated an interest to purchase up to an aggregate of 2,500,000 of our Class A ordinary shares (for $10.00 per share or $25 million in the aggregate) in a private placement that would occur concurrently with the consummation of our initial business combination. The capital from such private placement would be used as part of the consideration to the sellers in our initial business combination, and any excess capital from such private placement would be used for working capital in the post-transaction company. However, because indications of interest are not binding agreements or commitments to purchase, our sponsor may determine not to purchase any such shares, or to purchase fewer shares than it has indicated an interest in purchasing. We are not under any obligation to sell any such shares. Such investment would be made on terms and conditions determined at the time of the business combination.

Critical Accounting Policy

This management's discussion and analysis of our financial condition and results of operations is based on our financial statements, which have been prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP. The preparation of these financial statements requires us to make estimates and judgments that affect the reported amounts of assets, liabilities, revenues and expenses and the disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities in our financial statements. On an ongoing basis, we evaluate our estimates and judgments, including those related to fair value of financial instruments and accrued expenses. We base our estimates on historical experience, known trends and events and various other factors that we believe to be reasonable under the circumstances, the results of which form the basis for making judgments about the carrying values of assets and liabilities that are not readily apparent from other sources. Actual results may differ from these estimates under different assumptions or conditions. We have identified the following as our critical accounting policies:

Investments Held in the Trust Account

Our portfolio of investments held in the trust account is comprised of U.S. government securities, within the meaning set forth in Section 2(a)(16) of the Investment Company Act, with a maturity of 185 days or less, or investments in money market funds that invest in U.S. government securities, or a combination thereof. The investments held in the trust account are classified as trading securities, which are presented on the balance sheet at fair value at the end of each reporting period. Gains and losses resulting from the change in fair value of investments held in trust account are included in gain on marketable securities, dividends and interest held in trust account in the statement of operations. The estimated fair values of investments held in trust account are determined using available market information, other than for investments in open-ended money market funds with published daily net asset values ("NAV"), in which case the company uses NAV as a practical expedient to fair value. The NAV on these investments is typically held constant at $1.00 per unit.

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Class A Ordinary Shares Subject to Possible Redemption

We account for our Class A ordinary shares subject to possible redemption in accordance with the guidance in ASC Topic 480 "Distinguishing Liabilities from Equity." Shares of Class A ordinary shares subject to mandatory redemption (if any) are classified as liability instruments and are measured at fair value. Shares of conditionally redeemable Class A ordinary shares (including Class A ordinary shares that feature redemption rights that are either within the control of the holder or subject to redemption upon the occurrence of uncertain events not solely within our control) are classified as temporary equity. At all other times, shares of Class A ordinary shares are classified as shareholders' equity. Our Class A ordinary shares features certain redemption rights that are considered to be outside of our control and subject to the occurrence of uncertain future events. Accordingly, at December 31, 2020, 12,246,192 shares of Class A ordinary shares subject to possible redemption are presented as temporary equity, outside of the shareholders' equity section of the accompanying unaudited balance sheet.

Net Income (Loss) Per Share

We comply with accounting and disclosure requirements of FASB ASC Topic 260, "Earnings Per Share." Net income (loss) per ordinary share is computed by dividing net income by the weighted average number of ordinary shares outstanding during the period. We have not considered the effect of the warrants sold in the Initial Public Offering and private placement to purchase an aggregate of 4,767,000 shares of Class A ordinary shares in the calculation of diluted earnings per share, since their inclusion would be anti-dilutive under the treasury stock method. As a result, diluted per ordinary share is the same as basic loss per ordinary share for the period presented.

Our statement of operations include a presentation of income per share for ordinary shares subject to redemption in a manner similar to the two-class method of income per share. Net income per share, basic and diluted for Class A ordinary shares is calculated by dividing the investment income earned on the trust account, net of applicable income and franchise taxes, by the weighted average number of shares of Class A ordinary shares outstanding since the initial issuance. Net income per share, basic and diluted for Class B ordinary shares is calculated by dividing the net income, less income attributable to Class A ordinary shares, by the weighted average number of shares of Class B ordinary shares outstanding for the period.

Derivative Warrant liabilities

We do not use derivative instruments to hedge exposures to cash flow, market, or foreign currency risks. We evaluate all of our financial instruments, including issued stock purchase warrants, to determine if such instruments are derivatives or contain features that qualify as embedded derivatives, pursuant to ASC 480 and ASC 815-15. The classification of derivative instruments, including whether such instruments should be recorded as liabilities or as equity, is re-assessed at the end of each reporting period.

We issued 4,600,000 warrants to purchase Class A ordinary shares to investors in our Initial Public Offering and issued 167,000 Private Placement Warrants. All of our outstanding warrants are recognized as derivative liabilities in accordance with ASC 815-40. Accordingly, we recognize the warrant instruments as liabilities at fair value and adjust the instruments to fair value at each reporting period. The liabilities are subject to re-measurement at each balance sheet date until exercised, and any change in fair value is recognized in our statement of operations. The fair value of warrants issued in connection with the Initial Public Offering and Private Placement have been measured at fair value using a Monte Carlo simulation model.

Recent Accounting Pronouncements

Management does not believe that any recently issued, but not yet effective, accounting pronouncements, if currently adopted, would have a material impact on our unaudited financial statements.

Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements

As of December 31, 2020, we did not have any off-balance sheet arrangements as defined in Item 303(a)(4)(ii) of Regulation S-K and did not have any commitments or contractual obligations.




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Contractual Obligations

Registration and Shareholder Rights

The holders of founder shares, private placement units and warrants that may be issued upon conversion of working capital loans, if any, will be entitled to registration rights (in the case of the founder shares, only after conversion of such shares into Class A ordinary shares) pursuant to a registration and shareholder rights agreement to be entered into upon consummation of the Initial Public Offering. These holders will be entitled to certain demand and "piggyback" registration and shareholder rights. However, the registration and shareholder rights agreement provides that we will not permit any registration statement filed under the Securities Act to become effective until the termination of the applicable lock-up period for the securities to be registered. We will bear the expenses incurred in connection with the filing of any such registration statements.

Underwriting Agreement

We granted the underwriters a 45-day option from the date of the final prospectus relating to the Initial Public Offering to purchase up to 1,800,000 additional units to cover over-allotments, if any, at $10.00 per unit, less underwriting discounts and commissions. The underwriters exercised this option in full on December 11, 2020.

The underwriters were entitled to underwriting discounts of $0.20 per unit, or approximately $2.76 million in the aggregate, paid upon the closing of the Initial Public Offering. An additional fee of $0.35 per unit, or approximately $4.83 million in the aggregate will be payable to the underwriters for deferred underwriting commissions. The deferred underwriting commissions will become payable to the underwriters from the amounts held in the trust account solely in the event that we complete a business combination, subject to the terms of the underwriting agreement.

JOBS Act

On April 5, 2012, the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act of 2012 (the "JOBS Act") was signed into law. The JOBS Act contains provisions that, among other things, relax certain reporting requirements for qualifying public companies. We will qualify as an "emerging growth company" and under the JOBS Act will be allowed to comply with new or revised accounting pronouncements based on the effective date for private (not publicly traded) companies. We are electing to delay the adoption of new or revised accounting standards, and as a result, we may not comply with new or revised accounting standards on the relevant dates on which adoption of such standards is required for non-emerging growth companies. As such, our financial statements may not be comparable to companies that comply with public company effective dates.

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